Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:45:38 -0800
Minnesota Twins C Josmil Pinto (back) was cleared to play in the team's intrasquad game Thursday, Feb. 27, after being limited by a sore back this week.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:34:58 -0800
The Minnesota Twins will hold C Josmil Pinto (back) out of spring action until he can get through drills without any problems. He's swinging a bat and catching bullpens but hasn't gotten through batting practice or a full day of workouts with a sore back. "If it was during the season I would imagine he would be out there no matter what," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "Here in spring training there's no reason. But like any player who wants to play, they don't want to see the trainers."
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:44:27 -0800
Minnesota Twins C Josmil Pinto (back) is feeling much better, and he took some swings and caught some bullpens Monday, Feb. 24.
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:27:02 -0800
Minnesota twins C Josmil Pinto (back) said Saturday, Feb. 22, he is uncertain when he will be able to return to drills. "I don't know yet," Pinto said. "I need to feel really, really good for the start of the games." He said he is confident he'll be ready by Friday, Feb. 28, for the Grapefruit League game against the Boston Red Sox.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:25:05 -0800
Minnesota Twins C Josmil Pinto (back) was held out of drills Friday, Feb. 21, with a stiff back. However, the injury isn't considered serious, and he's listed to catch Saturday, Feb. 22.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:45:44 -0800
Minnesota Twins C Josmil Pinto (shoulder) said he's throwing pain-free after having shoulder weakness while playing winter ball this offseason. He's playing catch from 150 feet and throwing to the bases without problems. This spring he'll work to improve on his defense to prove he's ready to catch in the majors. C Kurt Suzuki is expected to see most of the starts behind the dish, and Pinto could start the season at Triple-A Rochester. However, manager Ron Gardenhire doesn't mind seeing Pinto serve as the backup.
Sat, 15 Feb 2014 06:18:28 -0800
Minnesota Twins C Josmil Pinto (shoulder) said his shoulder is "doing better." Pinto was playing catch Saturday, Feb. 15.
Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:26:27 -0800
Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan expects C Kurt Suzuki to be the team's starting catcher in 2014, and he's not sure who will back him up.
Fantasy Tip: The offensively challenged Suzuki is a second catcher in two-catcher formats. This is troubling news for those hoping to snag Josmil Pinto as a sleeper in early drafts.
Tue, 07 Jan 2014 20:51:26 -0800
Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Tuesday, Jan. 7, that C Josmil Pinto (shoulder) is "doing all right" and "could play catch now." Pinto wasn't selected for the Venezuelan Winter League playoffs due to his injury.
Mon, 23 Dec 2013 19:53:45 -0800
The Minnesota Twins officially announced the signing of C Kurt Suzuki Monday, Dec. 23. Suzuki's two-year deal is worth $2.75 million, and he is expected to serve as a mentor to C Josmil Pinto.